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February 28, 2011  10:12 AM

What enterprise IT needs to do about IP address depletion

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
IPv4, IPv6, WAN, WANs

For those of you who don't already know, as of February 1, 2011, there are no more IPv4 addresses left for the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to allocate. Is this...

February 3, 2011  11:55 AM

No more IPv4: Now what?

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
equipment vendors, IPv4, IPv6, WAN

Surprise! The IPv4 address pool is draining... The pool of IPv4 addresses go down a drain. ... which means, the "new" Internet Protocol is coming to a network near you. If you've been ignoring the signs and keeping your head in...

December 10, 2010  3:46 PM

Are there any hidden service provider costs for an IPv6 migration?

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
carrier services, IPv6, op-ex

News stories are often a moving target. We sometimes start out with one angle, hit a dead end and swerve in another direction entirely. Today's story on SearchEnterpriseWAN explores some of the

May 18, 2010  9:04 PM

The Internet is broken — how can we fix it?

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
bandwidth, Internet, Internet addresses, IPv4, IPv6, Security, WAN

Everyone who can connect to the Internet experiences it one time or another -- a Web page is not found; a connection takes forever, or worse -- disconnects. It's times like these that the uninformed Chip the sales guy says the website is down, or the...

April 26, 2010  9:55 AM

No job? No training? Start a network engineering career in IPv6

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
career, IPv6, jobs, WAN, WAN jobs

The jobs cut in the Great Recession have amounted to significantly more than in the previous four downturns, (see The great job fake-out), but that job loss number in the tech industry hasn’t faltered as...

January 26, 2010  4:38 PM

Move away from IPv4…This is not a test

Posted by: KateGerwig
Internet addresses, Internet numbering, IPv4, IPv6

For the 100th time at least, no one is kidding about the need to move to IPv6. We repeat, make the move now if you haven’t already. Last week the Number Resource...

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September 14, 2009  8:39 PM

From the WAN mailbag: IPv6, WAN jobs, the carrier connection

Posted by: TScannell
carrier services, ftp, IP addressing, IPv4, IPv6, managed services, WAN jobs

In order to succeed, journalism has to be a two-way street.  Reporters talk to people, these people provide

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May 5, 2009  5:46 PM

Time is now to put more WOW into your WAN

Posted by: TScannell
Ethernet, IPv6, MPLS

It is a bit ironic that as attendees at the FutureNet conference in Boston this week dined on Mexican fare as part of Cinco de Mayo festivities, just outside and within reach were...

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